1996 Oldsmobile Ciera SL 3.1 Series Fuel Injected V6 from North America
An unworthy piece of garbage not worthy of GM's name
This is actually my Grandmother's car, but here it goes:
There have been problems with almost every system in the car.
Air conditioner broke.
Car started to prematurely rust.
Front passenger power window motor wore out.
Needed a new intake manifold gasket and a radiator cap.
Needed a new alternator.
Needed various lights and trip pieces repaired and i'll be my grandmother's age by the time I finish listing the problems.
It all started when my grandmother's employer wanted to buy her a car. My grandma wanted a Buick, but her employer decided to go the cheapest way she could and get and Oldsmobile Ciera. My grandma didn't even want an Olds. This is a South Florida, garaged, and well maintained car. This is absolutely ridiculous. As far as I'm concerned, the 3100 series V6 in her car ranks up there in the garbage engine hall of fame with Cadillac's HT4100 V8. WOW! The build quality is horrendous. You can pick off trim pieces with your pinky. The hydraulic lifters in the engine are very loud. This was the last year of the Ciera and I thought after fourteen years of production, Oldsmobile could work out the kinks. This car is definitely a lemon if I ever saw one. My grandmother has no income and must support two other people. She cannot keep pouring money into that sorry excuse for a GM product. I am trying to convince her to sell the Ciera to someone and buy a used Cadillac Deville or Buick Century, or LeSabre. My grandma has only owned GM cars. I love GM a lot and I can honestly say that I am very disappointed.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 5th October, 2002